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If You Like Monty Python.... (Here Are Over 200 Movies, TV Shows, and Other Oddities That You Will Love). If You Like. Softcover. 170 pages. Published by Limelight Editions (HL.314851).
ISBN 0879103930. 5.25x8.25 inches.
From their perfectly insane television show to their consistently irreverent and riotous movies, Monty Python has owned the zany and absurd side of comedy since their debut. Their influence can be felt in every comedy show that followed them, from Saturday Night Live and Second City television, to The Kids in the Hall, not to mention all the laughs writ large on the silver screen, where their brand of absurdity opened the doors for such people as Jim Carrey who made a name for themselves by pushing the funny even further.
This is the first book to look at everything influenced by the Pythons, but also at those who came before them – from the classic British comedies to the Marx Brothers, and everything in the Python universe, from Fawlty Towers and A Fish Called Wanda to Spamalot and Brazil. If You Like...Monty Python is a book for any fan who has graduated from the Ministry of Silly Walks and wants more.